ENGLISH
Directions
(1 – 10): In the passage given below there are 10 blanks, each followed by a
word given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options
(A),(B),(C) and (D. You have to tell which word will best suit the respective
blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is
your answer i.e “No change required”.
Clear and mounting (1)
(generation) continues to link employee engagement to an
organization’s bottom line. An AON Hewitt study linked employee engagement to
an organization’s (2) (rival) growth,
finding that organizations that had actively managed employee engagement (3)
(excessive) to their peers during the recent economic
downturn were now seeing “dramatic, positive impacts to their revenue growth.”
The Gallup study found (4) different results,
noting that organizations with high employee engagement seemed to have
recovered from the recession at a faster rate.
A McLean & Company
study yielded similar results, (5) (terminating) that
organizations with highlyengaged employees had an average threeyear revenue
growth of 20.1 percent, versus the average 8.9 percent revenue growth rate, and
had employees who were three times more likely to be top performers. Other
studies have found that when organizations have engaged workers, they are 18
percent more productive than their competitors, 12 percent more profitable,
have 22 percent higherthanaverage shareholder returns, and have employees who
are 57 percent more effective and 87 percent less likely to (6)
(leave.
During the recent
economic downturn, many senior leaders did not consider employee engagement to
be a (7) (damage) , perhaps
understandably so—they had other shortterm imperatives to focus on, like
staying in business. However, a 2012 survey by the employee retention firm
Talent Keepers indicates that employee engagement is making its way back onto
strategic priority agendas. The survey of U.S. executives representing 430
organizations found that 81 percent of the senior leaders surveyed wanted to
improve performance and profitability by making employee engagement a (8)
(strategic) priority. The renewed interest in improving employee
engagement in organizations has originated from actions executives took during
the recession. Sixtyone percent of the senior executives responding to the
Talent Keepers survey said they had taken the opportunity to hire
betterskilled employees from the larger talent pool available during the
recession and were now worried that these employees may leave when the economy (9)
(deteriorate) . If this is the case, business leaders will
expect HR and talent management professionals to not only (10)
(partner) engagement levels, but to take proactive steps to
improve employee engagement in their organizations.
1. A)
evidence B) burden C) damage
D) prediction E) No Change
Required
2. A) sporting B)
depreciated C) competitive D) vying
E) No Change Required
3. A) focused B)
relative C) boycotting D) damaging
E) No Change Required
4. A) opposite B)
challenging C) similar D) dangling
E) No Change Required
5. A) concluding B)
assuming C) mulling D) limiting
E) No Change Required
6. A) stay B) work C) permit
D) license E) No Change Required
7. A) moment B) priority C) stress
D) start E) No Change Required
8. A) trivial B) clever C) civil
D) bonus E) No Change Required
9. A) worsens B) arrives C) amends
D) recovers E) No Change
Required
10. A) inculcate B)
damage C) monitor D) predict
E) No Change Required
Answers:
1. A) 2. C) 3. B)
4. C) 5. A) 6. E)
7. B) 8. E) 9. D)
10. C)
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information
carefully and answer the questions that follow:
From a school a total of
1320 students chose – Law, B.Com, B.Tech and B.Sc as their streams after class
12. 55% of the total students are boys. The number of boys who chose Law is 12
less than 2/11 of the total boys. The number of boys who chose BTech is 25%
more than number of boys who chose Law. The number of boys who chose B.Com is
50 more than the number of girls in B.Tech. Total number of girls who chose
B.Com and B.Sc is 284. Total number of students who chose Law is 260. Number of
girls in B.Com is 50 less than the number of girls in B.Tech. Number of boys
who shoes B.Sc is 16 more than 10/33 of the total number of boys.
1. Number of girls who chose Law is what percent
less than the number of boys who chose BCom?
A) 17 6/11%
B) 38 7/8%
C) 34 2/3%
D) 36 4/11 %
E) 29 3/10%
2. What is the ratio between the number of girls
who chose Law and BCom together and the number of boys in same stream together?
A) 12 : 15
B) 13 : 17
C) 16 : 13
D) 15 : 19
E) 19 : 15
3. Boys who chose Law and BTech together are what
percent of total boys?
A) 34.25%
B) 19.26%
C) 25.66%
D) 37.19%
E) None of these
4. What is the total number of students who chose
Btech?
A) 320
B) 330
C) 340
D) 310
E) 350
5. Girls who chose BSc is what percent of number
of boys who chose Law and BTech together?
A) 58.99%
B) 61.67%
C) 57.33%
D) 60.74%
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following piecharts
carefully and answer the questions that follow:
The pie charts show the percentage wise distribution of
employees in 3 departments – A, B, C of a company in 2 different cities – P, Q.
There are 4 departments in each city, but the data given is of 3 departments.
6. In which of the 3 departments given, total
number of employees is greater in both cities?
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) Both A and B
E) Both A and C
7. If a 4th department is also included, the
percentage of employees in department B in city P will become 50% of the total
employees in city P. What is the number of employees in the 4th department in
city P?
A) 1200
B) 1300
C) 1500
D) 1400
E) None of these
8. If the number of employees in 4th department is
124 more in city P than number of employees in department C in city Q, then
number of employees in 4th department in city P makes what percent of total
employees in city P?
A) 25.23%
B) 28.56%
C) 35.38%
D) 30.84%
E) 32.95%
9. Total number of employees in departments B and
C together in city P makes what percent of the total employees in departments B
and C together in both cities?
A) 41.32%
B) 45.98%
C) 44.69%
D) 46.33%
E) 49.67%
10. Find the ratio between the number of employees
in departments A and C together in city P and that in same departments together
in city Q.
A) 17 : 28
B) 21 : 29
C) 12 : 37
D) 24 : 35
E) 25 : 36
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
Total students = 1320
Boys = 55% of 1320 = 726
So number of girls = 1320
– 726 = 594
Boys in Law = 2/11 * 726
– 12 = 120
Total in Law = 260, so
girls in Law = 260 – 120 = 140
Boys in BSc = 10/33 * 726
+ 16 = 236
Boys in BTech = 25% more
than in Law = 125/100 * 120 = 150
So boys in Law + BCom +
BTech + BSc = 726
So 120 + BCom + 150 + 236
= 726
So boys who chose BCom =
220
Girls in BTech = 220 – 50
= 170
So girls in Bcom = 170 –
50 = 120
Now girls in Law + BCom +
BTech + BSc = 594
140 + 120 + 170 + BSc =
594
So girls in BSc = 164
Law

BCom

BTech

BSc

Total


Boys

120

220

150

236

726

Girls

140

120

170

164

594

1. D) Required
percentage = (220 – 140)/220 × 100 = 80/220 × 100 = 400/11 = 36 4/11%
2. B) Required
ratio = (140+120) : (120+220) = 26 : 34 = 13 : 17
3. D) Required
% = (120+150)/726 * 100 = 270/726 * 100 = 37.19%
4. A) Required
total = 150 + 170 = 320
5. D) Required
% = 164/(120+150) * 100 = 60.74%
6. A) In
A = 36% of 3500 + 34% of 4200 = 2688
In B = 40% of 3500 + 28%
of 4200 = 2576
In C = 24% of 3500 + 38%
of 4200 = 2436
7. D) Let
number of employees in 4th Dept. = x
In dept. B employees are
= 40/100 * 3500 = 1400
So
1400/(1400+x) * 100 = 50
Solve, x = 1400
8. E) Number
of employees in department C in city Q = 38/100 * 4200 = 1596
So, number of employees
in 4th department in city P = 1596 + 124 = 1720
So total employees in
city P becomes 1720+3500 = 5220
So required % = 1720/5220
* 100 = 32.95%
9. C) Number
of employees in departments B and C together in city P = 64% of 3500 = 2240
Number of employees in
departments B and C together in city Q = 66% of 4200 = 2772
Required % =
2240/(2240+2272) * 100 = 44.69%
10. E) Required
ratio = 60/100 * 3500 : 72/100 * 4200 = 25 : 36
REASONING
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following arrangement
and answer questions given:
A ^ D N 3 & G E 2 9 Q $ * C S 1 )
R I 4 M @ ! Z H 5 © K L U
1. If all the symbols are dropped from the
arrangement, then which of the following is the 8th letter to the right of the
18th letter from the right end?
A) 4
B) 1
C) I
D) R
E) S
2. How many consonants are there in the
arrangement each of which is immediately followed by a symbol?
A) None
B) One
C) Two
D) Three
E) More than three
3. Complete the series: N&D E9G $CQ ?
A) $1S
B) S)C
C) 1)S
D) 1RS
E) None of these
4. How many such numbers are there each of which
is immediately preceded by a symbol?
A) None
B) One
C) Two
D) Three
E) More than three
5. Four of the five are alike in a certain way,
which does not belong to the group?
A) S1$
B) Q$E
C) H©@
D) RI1
E) ZHM
Directions (6
– 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given
below:
A_{1}, A_{2},
A_{3}, A_{4}, A_{5}, A_{6}, A_{7}, and
A_{8} are seated in a straight line but not necessarily in the
same order. Some of them are facing south while some are facing north.
(Note: Same direction
means that if one person is facing north then the other also faces north and if
one is facing south then the other also faces south. Opposite directions means
if one person is facing north than the other person faces south and vice versa.)
A_{6} sits
third to the right of A_{8}. Only two people sit between A_{2} and
A_{5}. Only three people sit to the left of A_{5}, who faces
south. A_{8} is an immediate neighbour neither of A_{5} nor
of A_{2}. A_{8} does not sit at any of the extreme ends of
the line. Both the immediate neighbours of A_{4} face north. A_{4} is
not an immediate neighbour of A_{8}. Only one person sits between A_{1} and
A_{4}. A_{1} faces the same direction as A_{8}.
The immediate neighbours of A_{2} face opposite directions. The
persons sitting at extreme ends face opposite directions. A_{3 }faces
a direction opposite that of A_{4}.
6. Who
among the following sit at the extreme ends of the line?
a) A_{1},A_{3}
b) A_{7}, A_{1}
c) A_{8}, A_{7}
d) A_{2}, A_{4}
7. Who
among the following sits on the immediate right of A_{5}?
a) A_{3}
b) A_{8}
c) A_{6}
d) A_{4}
e) None of these
8. How many
persons are there between A_{4} and A_{3}?
a) Two
b) None
c) One
d) Three
e) None of these
9. Who
among the following is third to the left of A_{1}?
a) A_{2}
b) A_{8}
c) A_{4}
d) A_{6}
e) None of these
10. Who
sits exactly between A_{1} and A_{4}?
a) A_{5}
b) A_{3}
c) A_{6}
d) Can't be determined
e) None of these
Solutions:
1. D) The series becomes: A D N 3 G E 2 9 Q
C S 1 R I 4 M Z H 5 K L U
2. C) 3. D) 4. B)
5. D)
(6 – 10):
Person

A1

A2

A4

A6

A5

A3

A8

A7

Facing

South

North

North

North

South

South

South

North

6. B) 7. C) 8. A)
9. D) 10. A)